Members’ Hike at Toms Run

October 24, 2021 12:00 pm

We’re sorry but the Toms Run Nature Reserve Hike is at full capacity.

Please contact Nicole at to join a waitlist in the event that there are cancellations.

Toms Run Nature Reserve, located in Ohio and Kilbuck townships, is one of the largest areas of undeveloped forested land that’s publicly accessible in Allegheny County, just 10 miles from downtown Pittsburgh. Toms Run is one of several streams that flow through the preserve.

Join WPC naturalists on a 3.5-mile hike among meandering streams and through mature hardwood stands of maple, oak and American beech trees. Learn about this area’s multi-use history and how the Conservancy has worked to repair and restore this forest. 

To safely distance, hike groups of up to 10 people will depart with a guide from the trailhead every 20 minutes beginning at noon. Please register for a specific start time.

Things to keep in mind:

  • The trail includes rough terrain with steep slopes. 
  • With interpretation, the hike will take approximately 2.5 hours.
  • There is a parking lot at the trailhead with room for about 15 vehicles. 
  • There are no public restrooms at the reserve. 
  • We will hike rain or shine, although in the event of extreme weather, we will contact you through email if we must cancel.
  • Please bring water in your own reusable bottle.
  • A portion of the trail includes a 380-foot pathway that can be used by wheelchairs and electric-powered mobility devices.

Contact Nicole Walsh at or call 412-586-2322 with questions.

For more information about Toms Run Nature Reserve, including maps and directions, please visit:

October 24, 2021 12:00 pm